On the occasion of National Doctors Day a sand art was made at the Sangam Ghat in Prayagraj. Sand artist Ashish Nishad dedicated sand art to doctors for contribution to the society amid coronavirus pandemic. Artist said, "The way army protects our country, doctors protect our health. Ideally they are workers of humanity and I would like to thank all doctors for their contribution."
Ambulance drivers associated with 102 and 108 and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) staff went on hunger strike in UP's Prayagraj. They are on hunger strike since June 29 alleging that their salaries were deducted amid COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have stopped their services over deduction in their monthly wages.
People performed rituals after solar eclipse in Prayagraj. Devotees took holy bath in River Ganga and chanted 'mantras'. 'Ring of Fire', eclipse was witnessed in several parts of India on June 21. Temples across the country were shut for devotees.
The migrant labourers are returning back to big cities in search of work after nearly three months of lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Shailesh, who is coming back from Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad said, "I got the job, they asked to come here." Uma Devi, who came back form Sikandrabad said, "The bus full of commuters no one is following social distancing, what can we do this is the duty of bus conductor and driver." However, another migrant worker, who is going to Punjab in the search of work from Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj said, "There were not many people in the bus."
Briefing about the Ghaziabad candle factory blast District Magistrate stated that ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to kin of deceased has been announced. "A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the matter. An ex gratia of Rs 4 lakhs each will be provided to the kin of the deceased. Free treatment and Rs 50,000 each as financial aid will be provided to injured," said DM Ajay Shankar Pandey. At least 7 people died while 4 were injured in an explosion at a factory in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on July 05. The incident happened in candle factory at Modinagar.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan at the latter's residence in Delhi on July 05. Ramvilas Paswan's son Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan was also present. "Today is the birthday of Ram Vilas Paswan. I come here to congratulate him. We also discussed 2-3 matters of Madhya Pradesh," Chouhan told media persons.
Aerial spraying of pesticide was conducted by a helicopter in Jodhpur's Kerlanada on July 04. It was done as a part of locust control operation. Swarms of locusts have taken over the skies several states including Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The desert locusts are a species of locust, short-horned grasshopper. They are known to devour crops in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to food supply and livelihoods.
While speaking to ANI in Bhopal on July 03, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, spoke on Jyotiraditya Scindia's "tiger abhi zinda hai" remark following cabinet expansion in the state. He said, "Who is alive or who is not and who is tiger, elephant or horse, these things will be clear. 'Words of war' (muh chalaana) won't work." "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not an elected government. They are a government of deals (sauda). Will people going to accept them?" the former MP CM asked.
On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,268 deaths. Maharashtra being the worst affected state recorded over 2 lakh confirmed cases. According to Ministry of Health, total confirmed cases in Maharashtra is 2,00,064. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to July 4 is 97,89,066 of which 2,48,934 samples were tested on July 04.
Heavy rain with thundershowers triggered flood-like situation in several areas of Dwarka in the state of Gujarat. The district recorded heavy rain with thundershowers leading of flooding in several areas. Indian Meteorological Centre in Ahmedabad has forecast moderate rain and thundershowers across Gujarat over the next four days.
Briefing about the coronavirus situation in Rajasthan, Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma stated that the state has done very well, around 9 lakh COVID tests have been done so far. "From recovery rate to testing facility to mortality rate, Rajasthan has done really well on each parameter. Around 9 lakh tests have been done by the state of Rajasthan. We are also doing random sampling wherever we are getting positive cases. Recovery rate is good because timely action was taken," said Health Minister Raghu Sharma.
Sky in Rajasthan's Dholpur turned dark again when swarm of locusts attacked the region. People clanged utensils to divert the locust away from their houses. The desert locusts are a species of locust,..